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PACC-10 giving city more air time

By Barbara Arntsen
Published in News on June 10, 2004 2:03 PM

City Manager Richard Slozak says the city of Goldsboro will start getting more out of the local cable television channel with no cost increase.

For the last six years, the city has paid Parker Advertising, owner of PACC-10 cable access television, $33,400 for services.

But city council members have said they were not sure what the city has been getting. After last year's budget deliberations, the council asked Slozak to come up with an itemized list from PACC-10.

This week Slozak presented the council a proposal from PACC-10 for the next fiscal year. The company proposes to air additional showings of the regular council meetings on the second and fourth Mondays of the month. Currently the city council meetings, held on the first and third Mondays of the month, are taped and broadcast on PACC-10 at no charge to the city.

There will be additional events taped and broadcast throughout the year, including the Human Relations Prayer Breakfast, the Human Relations Banquet and the Martin Luther King breakfast. Two other events, as specified by the council, will also be broadcast.

The city will also get eight 10-minute videos highlighting activities of different departments.

Two of the videos will feature the waste water treatment and compost plants.

Programs on crime prevention, home inspection, fire safety, environmental code enforcement, an overview of the Recreation and Parks program and highlights of the new zoning code will also be featured.

Programs such as "Center Street Jams," "Downtown Living," and the "Christmas Parades" will continue, supported with local advertising sponsors.

The total will continue to be $33,400.

"There will be no city funds used for programs where advertising is sold," Slozak said. "And we will set the priorities on which video tapes or programs will be aired."